The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.: With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century, Volume 2

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Page 110 - ... some more solid foundation of knowledge and of piety, in the holy scriptures. Having found a copy of the Bible., which lay neglected in the library of his monastery, he...
Page 108 - Lo! the heavens are open; if you enter not now, when will you enter ? For twelve pence you may redeem the soul of your father out of purgatory; and are you so ungrateful, that you will not rescue your parent from torment ? If you had but one coat, you ought to strip yourself instantly, and sell it, in order to purchase such benefits, &c.
Page 120 - Cajetan, enraged at Luther's abrupt retreat, and at the publication of his appeal, wrote to the elector of Saxony, complaining of both ; and requiring him, as he regarded the peace of the church, or the authority of its head, either to send that seditious monk a prisoner to Rome, or to banish him out of his territories. It was not from theological...
Page 74 - Imperial sceptre must be committed to some hand more powerful than mine, or that of any other German Prince. We possess neither dominions, nor revenues, nor authority, which enable us to encounter such a formidable enemy. Recourse must be had in this exigency to one of the rival monarchs.
Page 162 - I am lawfully called," said he, " to appear in that city, and thither will I go in the name of the Lord, though as many devils as there are tiles on the houses were there combined against me.
Page 74 - Each of them can bring into the field forces sufficient for our defence. But as the king of Spain is of German extraction ; as he is a member and prince of the empire by the territories which...
Page 106 - Peter, and to his successors the popes, who may open it at pleasure, and, by transferring a portion of this superabundant merit to any particular person for a sum of money, may convey to him either the pardon of his own sins, or a release for any one in whose happiness he is interested, from the pains of purgatory.
Page 124 - In consequence of this event, the vicariat of that part of Germany which is governed by the Saxon laws devolved to the elector of Saxony ; and under the shelter of his friendly administration Luther...
Page 108 - That the efficacy of indulgences was so great, that the most heinous sins, even if one should violate (which was impossible) the mother of God, would be remitted and expiated by them, and the person be freed both from punishment and guilt.
Page 164 - A few days after he left the city [April νΏ6,] a severe edict was published in the emperor's name, and by authority of the diet, depriving him, as an obstinate and excommunicated criminal, of all the privileges which he enjoyed as a subject of the empire, forbidding any prince to harbour or protect him, and requiring all to concur in seizing his person as soon as the term specified in his safe-conduct was expired.!

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